University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Communications, Digital Media, Film & Video, Media Studies, Other Communications, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Public Relations & Marketing (Campus)
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 240829-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Communications, Editing, Broadcasting, Media, Quality, Risk Management and Compliance

Position Summary:

The Video Promotion Producer is responsible for the production of on-air and digital promotion spots, other station break material, and special-purpose and social media videos utilizing cross-platform marketing and design. Daily duties include managing and producing projects from concept through completion, producing, writing, editing and graphic design. Focus is on creating enticing promotions with an emphasis on digital and social messaging to increase viewer engagement and help build on the station's mission and strategic plan. This dynamic position works independently and collaborates with the Video Promotions Manager, other management, and team members. This position is part of the communication staff responsible for developing and presenting clear, consistent, and effective communication about PBS Wisconsin in all media. Some night/weekend work is required. Reports to the Video Promotions Manager.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Associate degree or higher required, fields of Communication Arts, Film & Media, or related field preferred.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

1. Two or more years of professional video production experience
2. Experience effectively using voice-over, soundbites, nat sound, video, music, sound effects, and graphic elements to create engaging videos
3. Developing, coordinating, and directing the production strategy and process
4. Record of consistently meeting deadlines under pressure and capacity to manage multiple projects
5. Hands-on editing and strong script writing skills
6. Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere, After Effects and Photoshop) or similar professional-grade non-linear editing software
7. Capability to work independently, in teams, and with direction from outside stakeholders

1. Experience producing promos and commercials for multiple broadcast and digital platforms, including social media, OTT, apps, and other emerging opportunities
2. Knowledge of video shoot direction, shooting video, sound design, audio production, broadcast design and graphic animation
3. Strong written and verbal communication skills
4. Exceptional organizational skills, fine attention to detail and accuracy
5. Ability to learn and take a proactive, innovative approach to projects

Additional Information:

Expected salary range for this position is $42,000 - $50,000. Actual pay and title will depend on experience and qualifications.

The person in this position will be required to comply with the Ethical Guidelines for All Staff of Wisconsin Public Radio and Television located here: , in addition to the UW-Madison code of ethics.

The person in this role will work remotely for the time being and will eventually work from our office in Madison, Wisconsin.

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $42,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

The following must be received for your application to be complete:
1) Resume;
2) A cover letter describing how your experience relates to the job duties and minimum and desirable qualifications;
3) Digital file or link to at least 4 examples of your video promo, production and editing work showing different stylistic message treatments. Please indicate your role for each video example;
4) At least three professional references with titles, emails, and phone numbers (include at least one supervisory reference). References will not be contacted without your knowledge.

Questions? Contact: Erin Cook, PBS Wisconsin, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI, 53706; 608-263-0477; .


Erin Cook
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Sep 22 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Oct 20 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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